Nas & Damian Marley Collabo Disc 90 Percent Complete, Says Rapper

Headlining this summer’s Rock the Bells tour, Nas and Damian Marley are giving concertgoers a preview of their upcoming collaboration album, Distant Relatives.

While the album still has no release date or label, the pair has been performing album cuts like “As We Enter,” “Strong Will Continue,” and “Africa Must Wake Up” at their tour stops.

“I like to come out and tell the people live in person, ‘Yo, the album is coming,’” Marley told billboard.com. “Give them a little bit of music to start to get excited about it.”

“Just being out here on the road we get a good feel from people about this whole thing,” added Nas, who estimates the album is 90 percent complete.

As XXLMag.com previously reported, Nas and Damian Marley decided to record a collaborative album dedicated to hoods in America and Africa earlier this year. Billboard reports that Distant Relatives will feature contributions from Stephen Marley and K’Naan.

“We just flowed, and the next thing we looked up and there were so many songs done or so many songs started and worked on…we just decided to keep it going,” Nas told billboard.com. “It’s not reggae. It’s not rap. It’s different shit for each of us.”

Nas and Marley plan to continue touring after Rock the Bells concludes in August. The duo has previously collaborated on “Road To Zion,” a single from Marley’s 2005 album, Welcome To Jamrock. –John Kennedy

  • FLOSS

    They got a show out in Humboldt County (Weed Capitol of Cali) on the 30 im fucking with that show. Cant wait to hear the music they put together. Fuck what you heard nigga Humboldt got the best weed in Cali anybody that know something can co sign that shit boy.

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS BUT MICHEAL JACCSON STARTED THE “THRILLER CRIPS” ACTUALLY THE “I’M BAD” HIT WAS INSPIRED FROM A DRIVE BY I RECORED IN NICCERSON GARDENS WHEN WE STOMPED OUT 5 PIRUS! IF ANYBODY WANNA FUCC W/ME JUST KNOW THAT SPIDER LOC IS MY 6TH COUSIN SO I MEAN U GOT SOME CRIPS TO GO THROUGH! WE GOT THE MS13 ON THE RUN OUT HERE! 1 MORE THING, I SMACCED THE SHIT OUTTA J.PRINCE IN 5TH WARD HOUSTON TX 6 YRS AGO FOR STEPPING TO ME ABOUT THE NBA 2K TOURNAMENT! I’M NOW TAKING CRIP APPLICATIONS, SEND UR RESUME AND 100 WORD ESSAY ON HOW MUCH U HATE THE COLOR RED! AND I’M NOW ENROLLING IN “C WALK” CLASSES ITS REQUIRED BEFORE ALL DRIVE BY’S

    • Joebob

      wherd u hear bout this concert at? Is this gonna be a part of reggae rising or what

  • joe p

    well i wish i could co-sign on that but i cant …. however i cannot wait for this to come out …

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I love Nas but I don’t care about this at all…

  • Nate

    Floss- I’m from Humboldt-Mendo originally.

    Cali and the country has gotten their best product from us for decades, and rappers have been talking about it since at least the late 80′s, early 90′s. It’s interesting to see the world has finally caught up…

    You know it’s big when 75% of a county’s GDP comes from the green…
    It’s relevant considering much of rap’s content being about the Green and the Purple for so long…

    • FLOSS

      @ NATE

      Im from LA my dude and im in Humboldt right now been here and LA back and forth for about 3 yrs and yeah the whole county smoke weed the cops, the judges, the teachers at Humboldt State. Its really green up here and its a crazy ass culture. I got a spot in Arcata tho i hate Eureka and Garberville too many Methheads and shit LOL !!!!!!!!! Aint really been in Mendo at all but i hear its cool.

  • Joey capp

    really looking forward to this!!!!

  • Dub Sac

    And you can get if for cheap in Humboldt. $40 an 1/8, or $35 if you got friends. It spoils you when you go traveling elsewhere.

  • DETROIT

    of coarse, i’m no expert being that i’m from detroit, but word on the street is that all THE BEST weed comes from amsterdam and LA. my LA niggas tell me that the bay has very good trees, but LA has the best. I know that LA confidential, OG, and Grandaddy all come from LA. and those seem to be the most popular strands nationally! b-real is from la, and he says that la is where it’s at. what do my cali niggas think…put me up on game!

    • LB

      Yea it’s some good heat out there but Amsterdam has a better environment for better market prices. Shit, but Chi-Town, and some other pplaces in the Mid-West, holds the best brand of Hydro anywhere. You can’t get dro out west.

    • $ykotic

      @ FLOSS, Dub Sac, DETROIT

      How can y’all forget about the Oregon Trail? LOL

      AND IT’S WAAAAAYYYY BETTER THAN ANYTHING NY GETS! SORRY! The only seeds I see are sunflower seeds!

      Damian & NaS will be here on the 31st @ Roseland. I’m in there like swim wear.

      • FLOSS

        @ SYK

        I only been as far as Medford in OR but its all the same product my dude i know that Nor Cal and OR got green like crazy and i didnt know you was up on the west my nigga.

        • $ykotic

          Until mid-August. Going back to Brooklyn for like 2 months and coming back. A bi-coastal cat indeed.

    • FRI$CO

      humboldt county grows over 60% of medicenal marijuana, i have been to many clubs throughout San Francisco (Green Door best in SF)and Los Angeles (Green Angel Of Malibu best in LA)San Francisco prices top out at 45$ an 1/8.. LA prices top out at 65$ an 1/8, The bay in general has better marijuana and its cheaper. LA has really good kush but be prepared to dish out the cash, and good luck finding purple nugs in LA because i have yet too see good purps in LA

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    ooooh shit!!! ROLL UP!!!

  • BeerGangsta

    Any time NAS team up with somebody it’s always going to sell. I will check this out. Ya’ll should do the same.

  • http://myspace.com/kozmikkidz eazy-rhyme

    i cant wait-this is gonna be legendary

  • BigDan!

    Wasn’t there a Def Jam ad in the print version of this fine periodical which said Nas had a new disc coming out through them this year? I would assume it was referring to the collabo album unless he has another album coming out (a collabo with Bun-B called ‘Trillmatic’) Ha!

  • joe farver

    washington state has some bud that makes you wanna quit smoking. they bud is better than more than half of the states in america. never seen a bag i didn’t like. never seen sticks or seeds. never seen brown bud never seen dry bud. i got great connects so i been fortunate that’s why a nigga aint moved back to the east. bud so stinky you cant open the jar sometimes that smell lingers for days

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  • nuru

    Moi je suis content que c mecs bossent en famille. I LOVE U Nas. come on man !!!

    je vais vous faire un gaff lol

    NY NAS EST LE CHEF
    LES MARLEY SONT DEJA DS LA LEGEND A TOI Nasty

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